Healthy Delicious Matar Paneer Curry - a yummy paneer Indian cheese and pea curry with rich flavours.
Anyone else excited when paneer cheese got added to the Slimming World healthy Extra A list?
Well I certainly was, I love paneer based dishes and one of my all time favourites is Matar Paneer - so I just had to come up with my own Slimming World friendly version.
Usually in this curry paneer is fried in copious amounts of oil or ghee.
That would make the syns far too high in this dish. So that just wasn't an option. I still used oil, but a much smaller amount.
Before you go thinking well can I not just use spray oil and keep this syn free?
Well, you could but you won't get the same results, trust me. The paneer cheese really does need the oil to get that lovely sear on the outside and why compromise that for the sake of a few syns, which is not too high once divided up.
You will notice in my recipes that I rarely compromise on ingredients to ensure that the food tastes good, it's all well and good omitting things to reduce syns, but hey your syns are there to be used on things like this. It's all about moderation. Keep it real, by eating real foods.
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How can I add a ⅓ speed foods (healthy vegetables) to this Matar Paneer Curry?
As well as the onion and tomato included in the curry, I also served with some roasted cauliflower which naturally reduced my portion of rice and curry.
Kitchen Items used for this Matar Paneer Curry:
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Mixing Bowls